All posts tagged: friends

In Charge Of Your Own Time

For some people, summer is a time filled with hot days on the beach, ice cold drinks, and late night swims. For others, summer is occupied with filing papers, fetching coffee, and pitching ideas. As we grow older there is a balance that needs to be found between work and play. In coming Senior, Claudia Surdi, knows all about the all-important concept of time management, so YHM asks her to tell her thoughts on the subject. When summer comes, all you really want to do is throw on a bathing suit and lay out in the sun like many summers before. However, becoming an adult changes that. I have learned that this is the time where we need to get our priorities straight. During the day we get used to being inside an office setting and doing “grown up” things because we know that in the long run it will improve our futures. When the nights come, this is when we get to let loose and do all the things that we love to do …

Finding Your Place

Everyone’s biggest fear when going to school, especially as a new student, is that they are going to have a hard time making friends. In popular culture, they depict schools to be a place where cliques and bullying thrive. Some think the only way they can make friends is to act or dress a certain way in order to fit in. YHM asks student, Bonnie Wong, what she thinks are the best ways to make friends while not changing yourself in the process. It is intimidating when you enter into a new environment, especially a school, by yourself with no support system. You think that you have to do whatever it takes to fit in with the “popular” crowd. Over the years I have learned that the easiest way to make friends is to be yourself. Don’t be what you think people want you to be, be who you want to be. The people who want to be in your life will gravitate towards your personality. I don’t want to be cliché but I truly …

Strength From Others Equals Strength In Yourself

Each and every one of us has the strength and support we need to succeed in life, we just have to find it. We may find it on our own or we may rely on others to help us enhance the untapped potential we may possess. The people who help us may come in the form of a family member, friend, teacher, or even a stranger. YHM asks New Jersey’s Massah Bassie where she finds her strength. I find my strength from my family and friends. Whenever I find that I am beggining to doubt myself I know that my support system will be there to make sure that I continue. They take my “I cant’s” and turn them into “you can.” I am never alone in my endeavors because I have people left and right who are willing to take the journey with me. Without them, I know it would be a lot harder for me to accomplish my goals. I am blessed and thankful that I have the support system I need that …

Getting By With A Little Help From Friends…

Friends are the main source of support for many young women. Erin Mitchell and Kirstin Natale are two lovely young ladies who have a large support system of sorority sisters. Their motto focuses on being themselves and to wear confidence as a natural make-up, however many females struggle with confidence and self-esteem. YHM asked these girls about self-esteem among friends and how friends help each other out.    YHM: Do you and your friends talk about your self-esteem? Erin Mitchell (EM): I have a friend with very low confidence and we talk about it often. We  talked about how her lack of self-esteem effects normal things she does daily and that it’s constantly on her mind. YHM: How do you deal with a friend if her confidence is low? EM: To deal with it, I compliment her when she looks good, I noticed she lost weight, etc. I like to remind her of how beautiful she really is. Also, when something does not look good on her (clothes wise), I tell her in a nice way. If …